Fabolous’ ongoing #FridayNightFreestyles has been a relative success thus far but with this new one right here it’s either make it or break it for how you feel about Loso. Sure, he’s already gone over an undisputed classic in his “B.A.S.” freestyle but Mobb Deep’s 1994 cut “Shook Ones Pt. II” is a milestone/watershed moment for hip-hop. It’s such a statement in hip-hop culture that even one iconic Detroit rapper Eminem has stated numerous times that its had a profound impact on him. In fact, you may recall Eminem’s “B-Rabbit” character from 8 Mile rapping over the track during his final freestyle battle. Anyway, if Loso doesn’t deliver and do this classic instrumental justice then his whole #FridayNightFreestyles is moot. You be the judge after the jump.
- Audioposted March 27, 2015 / No Comments
Bodega BAMZ’ forthcoming project Sidewalk Exec is due out April 14th and having already previewed “Billy Bats” BAMZ is returning with a Flatbush ZOMBiES featured cut. “Bring ‘Em Out” reunites with his fellow New Yorkers (BAMZ from Harlem, ZOMBiES from Brooklyn) over Tan Boy regular V’Don’s production. Listen after the jump.
- Audioposted March 25, 2015 / No Comments
In this exclusive interview, Rob Markman (MTV, Sway In The Morning) sits down with heralded New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox to discuss the difference between the group’s 2001 seminal debut album The Cold Vein and their latest release Blade of the Ronin (which is currently available for purchase via iTunes here.) Vast Aire and Vordul Mega open up about linking with producer BILL COSMIQ for Blade of the Ronin and also their creative relationship with one another. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump.
- Audioposted March 24, 2015 / No Comments
In case you haven’t heard, 2015 kicked off with the return of Harlem’s beloved Dipset. The group dropped a stellar cut in “Have My Money” and followed that up with their “Victory” freestyle, which is equally dope. Their return has sparked some nostalgia and that’s all gravy because we here at iHipHop often find ourselves reminiscing about simpler times. Chief Keef, who was probably no more than eight years old when Dipset dropped their iconic Diplomatic Immunity record, is nevertheless paying tribute to the supergroup. Keef has dropped a track entitled “Dipset.” The tribute to Cam and company is set to appear on Keef’s upcoming DJ Holiday-hosted Dedication mixtape. Check it out after the jump!
- Audioposted March 22, 2015 / No Comments
Fabolous is continuing his weekly streak of dropping some freestyle heat. He has blessed us with a freestyle over Dr. Dre’s “B***hes Ain’t Sh*t” from his seminal 1992 album The Chronic then he gave us “Told Ya’ll.” This week Fab is sharing “Take It Easy” where he goes over Mad Lion’s 1994 original. Check it out after the jump!
- Videosposted March 20, 2015 / No Comments
Lil Wayne is dropping off the visuals for his Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape opener “CoCo” as he is embarking upon a nationwide tour in support of the tape. Check out the arresting (no pun intended) visuals from Weezy after the jump.